The event, subtitled 'Inclusion, Awareness, Visibility' saw people carrying signs asking for better access to public transport and housing.

"Disabled and proud," said a sign carried by a woman in a wheelchair.

A man carried another sign reading: "Just because I can't speak doesn't mean I don't have a lot to say."

Other signs demanded police stop killing disabled people, an issue recently in the spotlight in the country after police arrests ended in disabled peoples' deaths.

De Blasio said July is 'disability pride month' in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The march organized by the city is scheduled to be an annual event.

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